Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPATropical Torpedo Tropical IPA
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3.87/5
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Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPATropical Torpedo Tropical IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by island life, we created an IPA completely disconnected from the mainland. We used our one-of-a-kind Hop Torpedo to deliver an intense rush of hop flavor and the lush aromas of mango, papaya, and passionfruit with every sip. Enjoy our tropical twist on the American IPA.

Added by kell50 on 10-05-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,453
Reviews:
285
Ratings:
1,004
pDev:
9.04%
 
 
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17
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277
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Photo of desint
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaPan
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NedFredHead
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtnwesdew
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samhhhh
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iftcoach
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. PKGD 04/24/18 printed on top of back label. So it's about 4.5 months old. Grabbed it single for $1.75 at the local grocery store.

Appearance - Large silky eggshell white head with good retention and slight patchy lacing at first but because fine and even after a bit with increased stick. Deeply hazy, virtually opaque gold-orange body with slight carbonation. That orange tinge gives it a unique look. 4

Smell - Rounded grassy hop spice with honey, and faint tropical fruit sweetness. I might be imagining papaya. After checking the back label, that's apparently exactly what it has. Along with mango and passion fruit, which I didn't notice. 4

Taste -Very balanced and rounded. You get the IPA hop kick but it's not sharp or offputting in any way, and the aftertaste is actually fairly clean for the style, mild bitterness. 4.25

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and somewhat creamy. Mild astringency in the finish. 4

Overall - Very well balanced, great drinkability, minor off notes, and a unique twist on the style. 4

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3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnDon
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Unclevince
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamFuel
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a fairlt clear orange with fine, soapy head.

Smell is citrusy, mainly orange and grapefruit with a hint of pine.

Taste is balanced and citrusy. Hints of mango and sweetness and some pine on the moderately bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a good, solid IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmrealestate94
2.57/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not really my style. When I got it, I was expecting super hoppy and it to smell like fruit... It smells like a cigarette and a coors lite had a baby. The initial taste is good but I don't care for the aftertaste. I have never really been a big fan of Sierra Nevada so I should have known better but I wanted to try it. It's not a bad beer but I probably will not be buying it again.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tgdavis
3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of npachl
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WJL2112
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased a single at Publix in SC. Very nice. Looks very nice in a chilled glass. Head dissipates quickly; leaves a bit of lace. Very nice fruity aroma, but not overpowering in smell or taste. Not too sweet either. Finishes with a nice SN bitterness. Nice feel, as expected for SN. A very good tasting, quality beer overall; for summer time, especially after a hot day at the beach!

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3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy orange body with decent head and lace sheath down glass. Aroma is less tropical and more grainy, bitter hoppiness. Dry, earthy, herbal and bitter with decent balance from a mild tropical sweetness and clean finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,004 ratings